A Leader in the Development of Renewable Fuel Solutions for 1G and 2G Producers
DuPont is working throughout the biofuels value chain to develop solutions that will reduce our global dependence on fossil fuels.
Our revolutionary enzyme technology has enabled first generation (1G) bioethanol from starch to reduce the environmental impact in many countries across the globe. Creating a market and infrastructure for bioethanol has also facilitated the development of second generation (2G) biofuels. These new advanced biofuels use biomass such as corn stover, switchgrass and other agricultural and waste residues to produce cellulosic ethanol.
In 2007, we extended our market leadership with Accellerase®, the first commercially available enzyme for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic fuel ethanol. Today, with our uniquely integrated technology and operational experience, we are helping to drive the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol with turnkey solutions from feedstock to licensing and delivery.
As leaders in the enzymatic conversion of starch into fermentable sugars for fuel ethanol, DuPont has continued to introduce new technologies that help companies meet legislative requirements and environmental responsibilities. Innovations such as our fermentation additives have also improved operational efficiency by speeding up fermentation, increasing yields and reducing consumption of energy and natural resources.
With construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, DuPont stands by its commitment to the commercialization of advanced biofuels.